He was a pupil of Leopold Mozart, fought a piano duel with Ludwig van Beethoven and made a fortune with his art. Today Josef Woelfl, who enjoyed success as a pianist and composer throughout Europe during his lifetime, is largely forgotten. To mark the 250th anniversary of his birth, the Philharmonic salon remembers the Salzburg native who was close to the Mozart family. Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, pianist Cordelia Höfer and speaker Udo Samel explore his eventful life through music and literary sources.
Udo Samel speaker
Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Micha Afkham viola
Cordelia Höfer piano
Yao Yao Brandenburg piano
Götz Teutsch programme supervision
“The unknown Salzburgianˮ: Josef Woelfl on the occasion of his 250th Birthday